Articles tagged with: freedom

The Place of Nevertheless, Part Three

 

When I was finally able to give God the go ahead to have His way in my life, I did so with fear and trepidation. I kindasorta knew what to expect because of the example of Jesus.

But I’m not Jesus!

At that point, I could not  imagine what God would do that would take my complete and total submission, bringing me to where He wanted me to be at that particular season of my life.

As I shared in Part Two, things immediately began to change. The majority of those changes were inside of me. God was doing an inside job. He needed for me to get over Beatrice and become who He had called and created me to be.

How often have you prayed for a situation or circumstance to change and it didn’t? How many times have you prayed for someone else to change and they seemed to remain the same? Well, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but, the change you are praying for must first occur within you. This is what the Place of Nevertheless is all about for many of us.

You see, God can’t use you/me/us in the same condition we desire to remain in.

When Jesus finally gave God that one more Nevertheless, it meant  He was ready to go to the Cross and give His life for a people who cared nothing about Him.

Now, the question is, can you do the same? Can you step out of your comfort zone and finally go into the place God has for you?

When I said yes to the the Lord and admitted I did, in fact, have one more nevertheless, it meant I was giving up the Beatrice I had lived with for, at that time, the last 51 years. I will admit, I was a little curious to see the changes He would effect within me.

However, I was reluctant to give up some of the things I had clung to during this time: fear, doubt, anger, bitterness, the list goes on. I was comfortable with this stuff. I was comfortable with the hurt and pain I had endured for so many years.

IT WAS COMFORTABLE!

I didn’t want to relinquish control over my emotions to see what God would do with me. Can I just be transparent here? It felt good to harbor the anger. I didn’t feel selfish…at all! I loved it! I had kissed the ring of Pride and Self and there was no turning back…or so I thought.

Is this topic helping you in your current condition? Would you like to move forward in life but can’t because of the things you are hoarding in your heart, mind, and, life?

Email me at email hidden; JavaScript is required and let me know how I can help. I would love to give you a PDF copy of my book, How to Get Over Yourself and Let Go of the PAST. But, you will have to request it. This book will help you get rid of some of the baggage you have been carrying for far too long.

OK, so we will continue to move forward. May God bless your journey.

Beatrice Bruno, The Drill Sergeant of Life

By the way, my new, and first, novel, The Baby Chronicles – Where You Were Before You Were, will be released by Morgan James Publishing on March 7, 2017, To get a personalized copy before then, please go to The Baby Chronicles webpage, tell me how you want your copy personalized, and order today!

Let Go of the PAST and Embrace 2015…

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In approximately 44 days, we will enter 2015.

Some of us will enter it with a sigh of relief: We made it!

Others will kick in the gate of the new season because we have been waiting for the change, the newness, so we could go forth and do those great things we know we are capable of doing.

Unfortunately, some others dread 2015. After all, 2014, 13, 12, 11… have all not been the way we wanted, so why should we think 2015 will be any different?

WRONG!!!!

2015 will offer new opportunities for you, for your family, for your business/ministry.

Do you want those opportunities?

Do you desire to see new, good, better things happening in your life?

WELL?!?! Do You!?!?????

Are you prepared to do what it takes to Let Go of the PAST and embrace the 2015 you want????

Do these three things to ensure you see the 2015 you desire.

  1. Write your vision for 2015 and make it plain so that as you consider your vision, you can run with it. If you do not have a vision, your 2015 is already doomed before it begins. Write your vision out in detail! Be very specific.
  2. Speak positively about your 2015. The life and death of an exceptional 2015 is in the power of your tongue. You create it by the way you speak about it. There are many negatives in life, but what comes out of your mouth about 2015 has the power to create what you want it to be. Take ownership now!
  3. Consider what is inside of you. Every seed of greatness you need to plant in 2015 is already inside of you. You were created, born to do what 2015 is being ushered into your life to do. Everything you want to accomplish is already inside of you. Now, RUN with it!

Much has happened in your life over the PAST 5 to 7 years. Some good, some middle-of-the-road, some not so good. Now is the time to move forward as never before!

2015 is your year!

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.

 

Let go of the PAST situations, circumstances, trials, and tribulations you tend to ruminate about throughout your days.

Create new pictures in your mind to focus on.

Create new conversations in your head to lead you to the great things you want to experience.

Create new relationships that will propel you forward.

Create the 2015 you want and Rock and Roll with it!

Do you lack “Freedom to Move Forward”? 

February 6 and 7, 2015 will Rock your 2015! Register here.

The Drill Sergeant of Life looks forward to helping you Let Go of the PAST so you can embrace the awesome future in front of you. If this blog post resonates with you, please share. I look forward to your comments.

God is Faithful!

Beatrice Bruno, The Drill Sergeant of Life

 

Letting Go of the PAST – The Freedom of Forgiveness

Forgive and change the future Letting Go of the PAST and Forgiving provides us with elements of Freedom we should desire to experience on a daily basis!

After all, Letting Go of the PAST is not so much about the other person as it is about you! One of the things we need to recognize when we go through something that brings trauma into our lives is that we (our hearts, minds, and souls) become bruised from the intrusion of the transgression.

But, if we will allow ourselves, give ourselves permission to forgive, we will be able to experience the freedom of forgiveness in a new way!

Today, I invite you to revisit one of my previous posts about this subject. Click here.

Think about this:

  1. How many people do you know, personally or publicly, who seem to have so much baggage from the PAST in their lives, they find it hard to move forward?
  2. Do you notice in their conversation that they seem to say the same things over and over? Or,
  3. Every conversation seems to turn to them no matter how much work the person has to do to get the topic back on themselves.

My friend, this person needs help!

He or she is so emotionally bruised, they don’t know what to do. He or she thinks that by just continually talking about the subject, they are healing themselves.

That is simply not true!

Until this person can forgive, he or she can never walk in the freedom God created for him or her.

Do this with/for your friend:

  • Be honest with him or her. Don’t allow the person to walk in deception anymore. Even if the honesty will cause a breach in your relationship with the person.
  • Be honest with yourself. Has the PAST pain from the person become toxic in your life?
  • Help the person find some help. You will be doing a very valuable service for this precious soul.

The mission of The Drill Sergeant of Life is to help YOU get over self, get out of self’s way, let go of the PAST, and get what YOU want out of life! We hope this post has been beneficial to you today. If it resonates with you, please feel free to share.

Until next time! Be abundantly blessed! #GodIsFaithful

Beatrice Bruno, The Drill Sergeant of Life

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Your PAST and How It Affects Everything You Do…

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How does your PAST affect everything you do?

Do you need to be in charge?

Did you ever stop to think that the reason you operate like this is because someone or something in your PAST took your power?

Think about it. In your PAST, when you were abused, you lost some of your personal power.

Neglected or rejected? You lost some more of your personal power.

When you seemingly failed at something that was important to you, it was difficult to bounce back because you couldn’t regain that place of power in your life.

Oftentimes, when dealing with your PAST issues, you will find that your power has been zapped. Now, this may or may not necessarily be because you have given this power away. No, instead, it is because you believed you were powerless in the face of the opposition.

Nothing could be further from the truth!!

As a child in your PAST abusive situations, you were probably not able to say, “No!”

As a matter of fact, during the incident(s), you were probably made to believe, “You can’t do anything about the abuse and must accept it.”

But, we don’t stay children always!

Unfortunately, as we grow older, those same mindsets tend to follow. Now that we are older, we have the power to say, “No!”

But, because we don’t realize the same mindset follows us, we don’t access that power.

Today, give yourself permission to overcome your PAST. Give yourself permission to leave your past behind and embrace the awesome future God has prepared for you. Do these three things:

1. Get a clear assessment of your PAST and how it has affected you going forward.
2. Start cleaning out the archives of your life. I can show you how.
3. Prepare to move forward into the incredible future in front of you!!

Over the next several weeks, we are going to delve into the File Cabinet of Life© and start cleaning things out. Believe it or not, there are many things in there that should be discarded. Your paradigm will shift and you will find a clear pathway to power, productivity, and prosperity as you heal from your PAST and those things that have hindered you for so long.

The Drill Sergeant of Life truly wants to see you rise up out of the ashes of your PAST and receive ALL God has created for you! This is what personal freedom is all about!

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Until next time!

God is faithful!

Beatrice Bruno, The Drill Sergeant of Life

Breathe and Let Go

Bitter or Better? In 2014, the Choice is Yours! Part One

Has life taught you some things that others need to know about or learn from? Are you a completely different person from who you were 5, 10, 20 years ago? Believe it or not, the things you have experienced in life are currently being experienced by someone else. You were allowed to experience it first so you can go back and lend a hand to someone else. That’s what being The Drill Sergeant of Life means to me. I have been on the Battlefield of Life; still am on The Battlefield of Life. And now, I am here to help others make it through to the objective: freedom to be who you were called and created to be. So, Get Over Yourself, Get Out of Your Own Way and Get What YOU Want Out of Life!

About a year ago, I had to make a choice. I won’t give you the particulars but something happened that allowed me to see behind the veneer of someone I thought was a friend.

The situation devastated me: my heart hurt so badly, I really didn’t know if I was going to make it. The relationship ended, of course. But, the backlash from the entire situation gave me pause to think. At the time, I wanted to just give up on people. After all, people had given me many reasons to give up and turn inward. I had been hurt so much by others; I was ready to give up.

Then, the Lord brought me to a person in the Bible who had also been hurt. This lady had been hurt by life: first, her husband died. Then, her sons died. She was left alone with two daughters-in-law and no visible means of support. She turned inward.

When asked, she even told people to not call her by her given name ‘Naomi’ anymore. She wanted to be called Mara, bitter.

Ruth 1:20 – 21 Call me not Naomi, call me Mara: for the Almighty hath dealt very bitterly with me. I went out full, and the Lord hath brought me home again empty; why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the Lord hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me?

She finally persuaded one of her daughters-in-law to return to her family. After all, she told the young woman, even if she, Naomi, were to remarry and have another son, would Orpah stick around to perhaps marry the son that would come so long after she was already grown?

So, that particular daughter-in-law left Naomi and her sister-in-law, Ruth, and returned to her family. Ruth decided she would stick with her mother-in-law.

Where you go, I will go! Where you die, I will die! Your people will be my people! Your God will be my God!

Naomi had a reason to praise the Lord! This young woman owed her nothing! But, she loved her enough to stick with her. Whatever befell Naomi, Ruth was willing to allow the same to befall her.

Naomi remained bitter. She didn’t expect any good thing to happen in her life. God had taken her reason for living. Or so she thought!

That day concerning my friend was a turning point. I had the opportunity to either be bitter or Better.

If I chose bitter, it meant I had to walk around with a very unappealing look on my face, all the time. It meant I didn’t trust God to turn my situation around. In other words, I had no hope!

But, I knew better than that! I know that God is a righteous God! He is my glory and the lifter up of my head. He is a very present help in trouble. Regardless of what a person had done to me, I had to dig deep and remember those things God had done for me! I had to look back through my life to the blessings God had already performed in my life. I had to decide to be Better instead of Bitter!

What about you? Have you had instances in your life in which you had to make a choice between bitter and better? What did those experiences do to you? Were you able to jump from one to the other and look back and see the good that had happened? Or, are you still struggling?

Everything you have gone through in life was created to make you better, not bitter. Use those experiences to help others see past their circumstances and rise up to be who they were created to be. Use your pain and tragedies to push yourself and others forward. We need you. We believe in you. Now, you believe in you!

Be abundantly thankful and blessed! God is faithful!

The Drill Sergeant